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"abc7 news" starts right now with live, breaking news. that breaking news is in san francisco. a car went on a wild ride, hitting a pedestrian and slamming right into a building. good afternoon, everyone. i'm larry beil. >> and i'm ama daetz. it happened at 46th avenue in san francisco's outer richmond district. that's where leeann melendez joins us with the latest. >> reporter: as you can see behind me, what an ordeal. now, an elderly man apparently lost control of his car and managed to get on the sidewalk, hit a pedestrian. we're told that the man is in his 20s. he may have fractured his femur we're being told. the car was still moving when it hit a house. it didn't end there.
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the elderly man then ran into a poll. that was the one thing that stopped him. inside the car was his wife who was taken to the hospital. the elderly man was not injured. inside the house was a 1-year-old and of course, her mother playing in the living room when the car hit the structure. >> she was shocked. i was shocked, and i just grabbed her and ran. and i just feel so lucky that she was -- she's okay. i mean, i feel bad for that pedestrian, i think he's going to be okay. >> reporter: there's another look at the damage to the house. the car was taken away. now, at this time, according to police, there is no indication that drugs or alcohol were involved. i'm live from san francisco, lyanne melendez, "abc7 news." san jose police say a
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pedestrian was killed when she was hit by an suv backing out of a driveway. the driver stopped and is cooperating with investigators. today's accident is the 10th traffic death in san jose this year. three have involved pedestrians. apple fired back today in its battle against the fbi. >> they filed a court motion asking it not be forced to hack into the iphone oh of a terrorist. kristen sze is here with the latest developments. >> reporter: here it is, this is what apple filed today, a motion to vacate last week's court order compelling apple to help the fbi hack into an iphone. apple said, no court has ever authorized what the government seeks. no law supports such sweeping use of the judicial process and the constitution. the filing is a flat-out refusal to help federal investigators to crack the iphone that belonged
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to san bernardino gunman syed farook. in today's filing, the company called it government o.s., something the ceo tim cook warned against yesterday with david muir. >> a piece of software that we view as sort of the software equivalent of cancer. we think it's bad news to write. we would never write it. we have never written it. >> reporter: fbi director james comey went before lawmakers today and says while this battle raises hard questions, it's not the slippery slope that apple fears. >> this is a single phone in a very important investigation where the ask is to write a piece of software that will work only in that phone, not anybody else's phone, and you, apple, can hold the phone so that the software you write never has to leave your premises. >> reporter: apple got a big boost today. microsoft and google both filed briefs in support of apple in this fight.
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the big court hearing is scheduled for late march. >> kristen, thank you. a video reportedly made by supporters of isis makes threats against facebook ceo mark zuckerburg and twitter ceo jack dorsey. the group says it's hacked thousands of profiles but experts have not given that much weight. a man was shot in a shopping center in south san jose. >> it happened near the intersection of west capital expressway and copperfield drive. chris nguyen joins us live with new details. chris? >> reporter: we can tell you that the man who was shot is expected to survive, but san jose police tell us the suspects have not been found. customers described a nerve-racking scene today at the south san jose shopping center. >> very nervous because they ran right by me.
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>> reporter: just before 10:00 this morning, police received word of multiple shots being fired at west capital expressway and copperfield drive, next to this wells fargo banking center. police tell us two vehicles were initially involved in a disturbance on the expressway. as they turned onto copperfield, someone in the suspect vehicle opened fire, hitting one of the five men in the van. the suspect vehicle drove off as the victims tried to find shelter. one man, who was shot in the leg, was helped by employees at the lucky store. at this hour, the suspect vehicle has not been found. >> they don't really think about what's in the background, and so any bulletks get away from them and striking people not involved. in this case, it did not happen, fortunately. >> reporter: police are working to get a more accurate description of the suspect vehicle and will be taking a look at surveillance video in the area as part of their investigation. customers say they weren't surprised something like this
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happened in their part of town. >> i'm always aware, i have to be. a little older now, so i have to be on my guard. >> reporter: if you have any information that can help the investigation, you're asked to call san jose police. chris nguyen, "abc7 news." loved ones paid final respects to a pittsburgh police officer today. sky 7 hd was overhead as the procession carried the casket to his memorial service today. people lined up along the route and saluted as the procession drove by. he served with the pittsburgh police department for 22 years. he died of a heart attack after chasing a shoplifter. he was working a second job at macy's. he leaves behind an 8-year-old son. the san jose police department is asking for help in locating the burglary suspect seen in this video. they are accused of breaking into a parking garage storage locker and stealing two bicycles. it happened around 6:00 sunday
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morning. californians fell just short of the state's mandated water saving target. water officials announced today urban water users used 24.8% less water since conservation began last year. it just misses the 25% cut the governor ordered. the numbers mark the first time since june that californians have missed their conservation target. >> the lack of rain we've had this month might inspire people to conserve more, because it feels like it's going to be warm and sunny for an extended period of time. >> spencer christian is here to let us know when we might be getting rain again. >> it's not looking hopeful right now for significant rainfall. here is a look at live doppler 7 hd. so far, sunny and mild to warm. we also have rough surf once again, a high surf advisory in effect from 4:00 a.m. tomorrow to 3:00:saturday. swell heights expected to reach
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between 11 and 14 feet, and dangerous sneaker waves are possible. right now, the weather is calm and mild to warm. here's the view from emeryville. it's currently 72, mountain view 75. morgan hill 75. san jose 76 degrees right now. and 63 at half moon bay. the view from our roof top camera, looking toward the bay bridge, 72 degrees right now at santa rosa, napa. 71 in fairfield. concord 73 and as we check out the view over the bay from our south beach camera, here is our first forecast, 34r0ud this evening. clouds increasing tomorrow morning and throughout the day tomorrow with a chance of sprinkles tomorrow late, highs tomorrow low 60s at the coast to 70 inland. we'll look at the entire week ahead in just a moment. take a look at these colorful pictures from all over the bay area. if you have pictures and videos
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of weather where you live, share it with us by posting it on social media. in malibu, a female inmate firefighter suffered injuries today battling a brush fire. plans were created to evacuate the area but weren't needed. calm winds helped firefighters to keep the fire from spreading. san francisco general hospital, dozens of health care workers held a noontime rally. the nurses and radiologists say understaffing is affecting the quality of care. they fear these issues will continue when the new zuckerberg general hospital opens up. it's going to cost more to attend stanford. the university's board of trustees approved a 3.5%
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increase in tuition for the next school year. undergrads will pay more than $47,000 a year for tuition alone. still ahead on "abc7 news" at 4:00, the efforts to tackle homelessness, the growing problem in san francisco and what city hall is doing about it. and some big changes are coming to a b.a.r.t. station near you. the upgrades and which station also be affected. new at 4:30, the search for sequoia, what's been doing to catch down and catch a missing bald eagle. and checking our traffic. that's 280 south bound on your top right-ish. north bound is looking good on the right hand side. you're peeling off t
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this is "abc7 news." on tuesday, mayor ed lee gave homeless residents 72 hours to move out. the health department saying sanitary conditions are posing an immediate health risk. >> the deadline is tomorrow. reporter vic lee is live with more developments. vic? >> reporter: larry, ama, this is division street and there you see some of the tents that sprouted up during the super bowl. the targeted area for the cleaning is about a mile wide. police, we are told, will be around if they are needed. oscar mckinney has lived in this tent since september. mckinney bought four tents. he rents the others out. this land lord is ready for
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tomorrow's sweep. >> i'm going to stay. >> reporter: starting at 5:00 in the morning, public health crews will begin cleaning division street and adjacent streets because of health risks posed by the homeless living in the tents. homeless advocate jennifer friedenbook says the between does not provide long-term solutions. >> clearing out an encampment when folks don't have a choice makes them more destabilize. >> reporter: but the mayor's pointman, sam dodds, says the health risk is immediate. >> we've been trying to give them as much time as possible, but the health standards have reduced to a place where we have to take action. >> reporter: for months, the homeless outreach teams have been trying to convince those in these tents to move. many have found shelter on pier 80. as of this afternoon, 45 beds
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here were still open. other shelters also say they can take in more people tonight. vic lee, "abc7 news." several b.a.r.t. stations are about to get makeovers. here's an idea of what you'll see. a remodel of the station should be complete by 2018. improvements include new elevators and restrooms. b.a.r.t. is also working to replace the stair barriers and add a bike rack. the powell station is getting new lighting. b.a.r.t. is also working with the city to upgrade entrances and escalators. most updates should be finished by 2019. the city of san francisco is taking action to make a dangerous intersection safer for pedestrians. today, plans were announced for the installation of a pedestrian scramble in chinatown where a 77-year-old woman was hit and killed last summer.
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got covered in paint today to send a message about tolerance. "abc7 news" was there when students showed off how they decorated their classrooms. some were completely wrapped in pink. the school is call thing a pink tsunami, a show of solidarity for lbgt students who face harassment at school and online. >> i feel like online is a way for people to bully others easily, because they aren't talking to the person face to face, they're just posting online and rumors spread easily. >> students right here set their phone screens to pink to combat online bullying. they wore as much pink as possible. the classroom with the most pink spirit got breakfast from the principal. job seekers in the east bay got a unique chance to go face to face with managers eager to hire. "abc7 news" was in emeryville
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for the job journal hire event. dozens of public and private sector organizations looking to fill immediate openings interviewed candidates one on one. employment experts were also giving free employment critiques. president obama kicked off his push for his summer jobs program by recalling his first job. the president wrote about his first job at bass kin robins in a post today. he joked that scooping ice cream is tougher than it looks. the summer opportunity project brings together community leaders to increase summer programs. just a few minutes ago, spacex had to abort the launch of its rocket. just as the engines were firing up, the launch was scrubbed. the goal of this mission is to release a satellite high above earth and successfully land on a
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drone-piloted barge. other attempts to do that have failed. time to check our weather. another mild day. >> if you like warm and sunny, nothing to complain about. >> that's true. here's a look at live doppler 7 hd. mainly sunny skies and clouds kicking a little bit overnight and tomorrow. right now sunny and warm is the rule. check out the temperature change. 9 degrees warmer in san francisco and palo alto right now than it was at this hour yesterday. six degrees warmer in mountain view. check out the blue skies over the bay from our roof top camera. we'll see a chance of sprinkles tomorrow, mainly in the north bay. we'll have mild and dry weather for most of next week, but a chance of rain next thursday. starting at 10:00 tomorrow morning, a cooler day as clouds move in and late in the day into the evening, that little wave of light rain moving through the
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north bay, moving through quickly and leave not much that's measurable behind. on sunday, which had given promise of perhaps some rainfall, but the latest models indicate a dry pattern for sunday. clouds in the sky but not much rainfall. overnight, we'll have mainly clear skies early, with increasing clouds late. overnight lows will be in the mid to upper 70s. tomorrow, with increasing clouds, certainly some kribrigh skies here in there, highs low 60s at the coast to upper 60s around the bay. here's the accuweather seven-day forecast. as i said, partly cloudy skies through the weekend, perhaps mostly cloudy on sunday. not much of a chance of rain on sunday. tomorrow, late we'll see sprinkles moving through the north bay.
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some areas of light rain could move south or east of the golden gate, although that's not likely. highs will rise into the mid 70s tuesday and wednesday, inland and around the day. on thursday, temperatures don't drop much but clouds thicken and a chance of measurable rain next thursday. larry and ama? >> thank you, spencer. up next, there will be a very special guest at sunday's oscar. plus, the highest paid nominees and you might be surprised by who tops the list. in honor of black history month, we're using our instagram feed to celebrate the people making a difference. today, we honor pastor ben
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check out spectacular new images just released today. this is a look at the entire milkiway galaxy. the image shows light at submillimeter wavelengths to create an image of the full area. it's the sharpest map of the milky way made to date. joe biden will have a serious message this weekend, introducing lady gaga sunday, and make a call for sexual assault awareness. lady gaga will perform "till it happens to you." this is a video from the song, featured in the documentary "the hunting ground" exploring insurance dents of sexual assault on college campuses. jennifer lawrence is this year's highest paid oscar nominee. she earned $52 million between june of 2014 and june of 2015. she received almost twice as much as the second highest paid oscar nominee, leonardo
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dicaprio. >> and chris rock will host the oscars right here on abc 7 this sunday. live coverage starts at 2:00 in the afternoon. join us to see who wins. now for today's "gma" hot list. >> more's lara spencer. >> hit it. david muir sat down with apple ceo tim cook to find out why the company is refusing the government's request to unlock the san bernardino killer's iphone. >> this case is not about my phone. this case is about the future. >> do you struggle with the possibility that there could be information on that phone that could reveal other plots and people? >> david, if we knew a way to get the information that would not expose hundreds of millions of other people, we would obviously do it. >> if apple grants this request, they may ask again. >> they say this is not about mass surveillance at all. >> i remember eddie the eagle, 1988.
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>> i've got to tell you, your character -- >> sort of redemptive title and how friends bring out the best of each other. >> i made it my mission to put hugh off every single day. >> and that's today's "gma hot list." >> and you can catch "good morning america" 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. weekdays right here on abc 7. "abc7 news" at 4:00 continues. we have breaking news out of kansas. word of an active shooter. a situation in a small town just outside of wichita. we'll have the details coming up. new details on the bizarre shooting by an uber driver in michigan. what the shooter's family is saying to the victims. and shrouded in secrecy but making a very big racket. the apple project that has neig
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"abc7 news" starts right now with live, breaking news. >> and that breaking news is happening in kansas, where police are on the scene of a shooting at a business that makes lawn mower products. two people are dead and several others hurt. local media is reporting that the shooter is down. this is all happening north of
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wichita. a nearby college has been placed on lockdown. atf agents are on the way to the scene right now. we'll continue to stay on top of this breaking news on air and online. for breaking news alerts any time, download our free "abc7 news" app and enable push alerts. apple has asked a federal magistrate to vacate her order, telling the cupertino based company it has to hack into an iphone. the fbi is seeking dangerous power, they say. the phone in question belonged to san bernardino shooter syed farook. lawmakers today said apple execs risked having blood on their hands by refusing to help the fbi. investigators in southlake tahoe spent the day looking for suspects in a murder there last month. laura anthony has more on what appears to be a drug deal gone bad. >> and we have new details in a deadly rampage in michigan.
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learning more about jason dalton's behavior from the attorney for his family. this in an exclusive interview with abc news. >> and i first want to express the family's utter shock and sympathy for the victims. >> reporter: through their attorney, jason dalton's wife and parents are speaking out exclusively to abc news. >> fairly gregarious character, good father, well known in the community, well liked. there was nothing to indicate that something like this would occur. >> reporter: the married father of two only began driving for uber just two weeks before the shooting. now he's in jail facing six counts of murder. the motive is a mystery even to his family. according to the attorney, dalton's wife did sense a change in his behavior in the days leading up to the shooting. >> his wife asked him and he said he was tired.
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just his demeanor, just that he seemed to be depressed. >> reporter: on the day of the shooting, dalton visited a gun store, as seen in these surveillance pictures, buying a tactical jacket. the attorney revealing that dalton went to his parent's house after the first shooting telling his family his vehicle had been sideswiped and he needed to switch cars, then headed back out with his parent's vehicle. the attorney also denied reports that the family was having financial troubles at the time of the arrest, stressing the family is also desperate to learn why this happened. at least eight people have died in storms that have pounded the midwest and east coast. the national guard is on the ground in waiverly, virginia after a tornado destroyed homes and killed several people. at least 29 confirmed tornados have couched down in the last two days from texas to virginia.
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we've got a huge mess on the roads. dozens of drivers spent hours stuck in their cars along the illinois-indiana border. bad weather is likely to blame for the crash of a plane in northern nepal eight minutes into what was supposed to be a 19-minute flight. authorities do not believe anyone survived that crash. now to the race for the white house. the republican presidential candidates are preparing for a high stakes debate tonight in texas. >> reporter: in the last debate before super tuesday, front-runner donald trump took fire from both sides. senators marco rubio and ted cruz both questioning trump's conservative credentials last night. >> who the heck would know what he would do as president this >> we are not going to allow the
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conservative movement to be defined by a nominee that is not a conservative. >> reporter: trump is ahead of rubio in florida. >> every attempt to take on donald trump has failed spectacularly. the problem rubio and cruz have, they're each other's enemies every bit as much as donald trump. >> reporter: but the billion dollar question could be about trump's unreleased tax returns after mitt romney accused trump of hiding something about them. >> i think we have good reason to believe that there's a bombshell in donald trump's taxes. >> reporter: trump's angry reaction on twitter. romney blew an election that should have been won and is now playing the tough guy. the democrats now just two days away from their next contest in south carolina. >> before there was obamacare, there's what we used to call hillary care. >> reporter: while hillary clinton holds on to a double digit lead in south carolina, bernie sanders is moving ahead to other states, attracting
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thousands to a rally today in cleveland. >> and together, we're going the transform america. >> reporter: for john kasich and ben carson, tonight's debate is an important opportunity to silence calls for them to drop out of the race. abc news. there's a noise keeping some neighbors awake in sunny vail and they blame apple. >> it's happening in a commercial area where apple is located. >> this is a big wall. >> reporter: neighbors across the levy is none other than tech giant apple. they built this green wall to protect whatever is going on inside their buildings. but neighbors say apple is up to something big, because they can hear it. >> the noises that we would hear would be clanking metal, grinding, jackhammering.
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>> i kind of like a boom or something like that. >> reporter: when rerolled up to the campus at 4:30 this morning, we heard it, too. listen closely. apple has been very secretive about their project. what you can see are the security guards circling around the perimeter. >> they follow you in their little white priuses. >> reporter: in fact, there is a lot of speculation apple could be making an electric car of its own. apple received permits that describe their building to be an auto work area and repair garage. but the company spokesperson will not confirm or deny the rumors. and while neighbors say it's been calmer than usual this past week, they know the mysterious noise will be back. >> i just want them to be considerate. >> reporter: an apple spokesperson said apple has a
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long history of developing auto related products. still to come on "abc7 news" at 4:00, the power of a positive gesture. we'll tell you why this young boy looks so proud, when we return. i'm michael finney. ask finney is just ahead. i'm still taking your questions on twitter and facebook. just search for michael finney. i'll answer your questions live here a little later. i'm spencer christian. looking westward is the warmest day of the week winds down, we have clouds coming our way and maybe a little rain. i'll have the forecast coming nissan leaf... what will you do? ♪ how far will you go? ♪ how much will you see? ♪ electrify the world. now with a class-leading 107 miles on a charge, the nissan leaf is the best selling electric car in america.
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there's proof today of the power of a simple gesture. take a look at this 5-year-old from afghanistan, sporting an autographed jersey sent to him by soccer superstar lionel messi. messi sent the boy the jersey after seeing a photograph of him wearing a plastic bag made to look like messi's team jersey. messi worked with unicef to get the boy the shirt as well as a signed replica of messi's barcelona jersey. >> that is awesome. mavericks, the gold standard for big wave surfing, but in hawaii, it is the eddie, named surf legend eddie.
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they only hold it when the surf is 20 feet and today the swell is huge. the pacific storm spawned 25 to 40-foot waves today. the drops are unbelievable. they are just vertical. this is all taking place on the north shore. we'll tell you who won tonight at 6:00. >> thank you, larry. now let's check on the weather with spencer christian. >> we've got sunny skies, warm weather, but that's about to change. take your last look at the sunniest skies and the warmest conditions of the week. clouds will be thickening tomorrow as you can see in the northern most part of the state. and some sprinkles in the bay area. southern california, tomorrow will be sunny and warm with a high of 89 in palm springs. look for increasing clouds tomorrow and we don't really expect much in the way of rain,
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just line rain or sprinkles. not quite so mild today with highs ranging from only 60s at the coast to upper 60s around the bay and inland. and on oscar sunday, forecast calls for sunny skies in the afternoon hours and temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. so lovely on the red carpet for all of us viewers and for those there in person. bay area chances of rain over the next week, not so great. 20% tomorrow. zero saturday through monday. and 10% tuesday. 20% wednesday. a better chance, 40% next thursday. >> thank you, spencer. coming up, lead has been found in the water at a north bay school. but that's not the only problem. why parents say they should have been notified months ago. i'm michael finney. late-night marketing calls. what are your rights?
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here's a look at what's coming up tonight on abc 7. 8:00 --
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information about a controversial police shooting in san francisco from two years ago. a witness now claims he had his hands in his jacket pockets when police fired 48 shots, killing him. officers said at the time they thought he had a gun on him. he actually had a taser. tonight on "abc7 news" at 11:00, we have the inside case that is headed to a jury next week. in other news, high levels of lead were discovered today inside an elementary school's main building. >> officials say the levels were safe, and parents are breathing a sigh of relief. wayne freedman is live. wayne? >> reporter: it is the elementary school scare that isn't a scare at all. it just turned out to be a false alarm, and yet it has parents and administrators asking tough questions. >> you're relieved today? >> very relieved today. >> the very first time i heard
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about it was monday. >> when we first saw the fountains, it was like great, maybe they're giving the kids fresher water. >> reporter: by the time the water bottles appeared and the fountains turned off, the school district already suspected a problem with cloudy water at 80-year-old heelsburg elementary school. when a test came back showing led at 53 times the safe federal levels it became a crisis. but not for long. after a second test, it was proved to be long. >> trace amounts well within the epa standards. >> reporter: no one can explain the testing discrepancy. but the parents are pleased with how the school dealt with a potential problem but concerned it began in november and they knew nothing of this until almost march. >> based on what was -- they stated they did, bringing water bottles, those are all wonderful things that i think the community would have celebrated. it was just that we had no idea any of this was going on that i
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think is the problem. >> reporter: why didn't you notify the parents? >> we wanted to have a plan in place to remediate the problem. so obviously we had taken care of short-term risk. >> reporter: for now at least, the cause of the concerns remains as cloudy as the water that initially created hem. wayne freedman, "abc7 news." michigan's governor will testify before congress on the water crisis in flint. go and michael finney is here answering questions sent to him by facebook, twitter and e-mail. this is from joyce who e-mails, i received a marketing call at 6:00 a.m. from cash call. isn't there a law against that? can we do anything is >> yeah, there is a law against that. almost no one is allowed to call you before 8:00 a.m. or after 9:00 p.m. certainly debt collectors aren't
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allowed to. so who is allowed to call you? anyone you have done business with in the past 18 months. so what does that mean? if you called them, they consider that doing business with them. so you have to be very careful with your information. they're allowed to bother you. that means all of your banks and financial institutions can call and bother you. cable companies. the people that can't usually just completely ignore it. >> they can call you between those hours. >> right. >> tonya says, i retired from my job in december. i requested to be notified when my w-2 forms come in. by law, isn't your employer required to submit your w-2 forms? >> you better believe it. it's supposed to be done by the end of january. they tend to cut them a little slack, but by now, you should have all this information. you should call and report it to the irs. to do that, you're going to need
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some information go. online or call them and you're going to need to tell them your employer's name, address, and phone number. you're going to need to tell them your employment dates and when you left. and if available, what you think you think you paid in federal income tax that was withheld the name before. if you need more time to file, you have until april 18th to file for a six-month extension. you don't have to file your taxes. >> denise says, i currentry have internet and telephone from the same provider. i can't afford the tv service, but the representative said i had to take it. can you help? >> generally you don't have to take it, but it's so costly that when you buy a bundle, you get a lot more. you can still buy them individually. if you're looking for just phone
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service, though, they have a lifeline service, sometimes they call it linked in. and it is subsidized service. call and check on that. same with broad band. >> thank you, michael. in health news, smokers who want to quit may have to tackle another issue first. >> here's jane king with a wellness report. >> smoking has long been strongly linked to anxiety and the university of texas researchers say for smokers to kick the habit successfully, they have to deal with that stress first. they found smokers fear rapid heart beat and other symptoms to keep those >> the researchers say the
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biggest difference was found after two years of exercise combined with study. slow eating may help overweight children. a study says children who waited 30 seconds between each bite lost an average of 3 1/2% of their body weight. but those who didn't pause gained almost 13% of their weight. and mcdonald's tends to win over healthy californians. how? it is all about the kale, rolling out a breakfast menu. the first item is an egg white and turkey sausage bowl with spinach and kale, which has 2.50 cal -- 250-calories. according to a new report, beijing has the most billionaires. the chinese capital city gained 32 billionaires last year with a total of 100. new york has 95. moscow is third, followed by
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hong kong. up next, a high flying fugitive. the search for sequoia the eagle and what's being done to get the bird back home. thank you very much. coming up, a raid on a bay area clothing store. we'll tell you what the department of fish and wildlife was searching for. and how gas prices could jump 30 cents by this weekend. and -- >> what in the world is this penguin going on a treadmill? you'll get t
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sea world is acknowledging it sent a worker to infiltrate an animal right's group that opposes the group. the admission comes after p.e.t.a. claimed a sea world san diego employee tried to incite violence while posing as an activist.
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sea world has suspended that employee. the search is under way for a bald eagle. missing from the palo alto junior museum and zoo, handlers are concerned because they lost the signal from her tracker yesterday. >> katie utis is live with more. >> reporter: handlers received more than 20 sighting reports and they're trying to follow up on every one of them, because it's concerning the 27-year-old eagle has been gone this long. she's been in captivity most her life and cannot hunt on her own and she has some distinct characteristics we're about to show you. a bleep on the tracker. >> the transmitter is a line of sight to the receiver. >> reporter: but no confirmed sightings for sequoia the bald eagle. >> monday she took off and chased a hawk and began to wander. >> reporter: she spread her wing toos far this time. this is file footage. >> we lost her radio signal.
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she emits a radio signal we can pick up 30 miles away. >> reporter: they're searching in the preserve in palo alto, where handlers hope she'll respond to their whistles. the transmitter that should be mounted on her tail feathers may have stopped working. >> this is what we mount on permanently to attach a radio transmitter. >> reporter: calls are coming in from all over the bay area. >> we're getting sightings from south san jose. >> reporter: the 27-year-old bird has distinct characteristics, from an injury in her youth. >> he has a white head and tail. she has leather straps hanging off her ankles. her tail feathers point straight back. >> reporter: if not found tonight, searchers may use a plane tomorrow. in palo alto, katie utis, "abc7 news."
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incredible bird. thank you for joining us for "abc7 news" at 4:00. i'm ama daetz. >> i'm larry beil. "abc7 news" at 5:00 begins right now with kristen and dan. >> there is a strong indication. >> closing in on the disappearance of shelly tischner. breaking news in san francisco. a driver loses control injuring one and almost hurting several others. >> i was shocked and just grabbed her and ran. apple calling the fight over the iphone dangerous. a lawmaker says the tech giant may end up with blood on its hands. missing the mark. why we earl no longer conserving enough water. and -- >> how this passion for playing almost went away. live, from the kgo tv broadcast center, this is "abc7 news." a sign reads shelly, you deserved better. there is no official word, but
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neighbors seem to have accepted what they believe happened to a missing brisbane woman. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm kristen sze. investigators say they have strong investigations that the human remains found were those of a missing mom whose husband jumped off the bay bridge. melanie woodrow is live with new details. melanie? >> reporter: brisbane police department is now the lead agency on this case, opposed to fremont. so far they have not definiti definitively made the link that paul is responsible for his wife's disappearance. one of her sops said both of his parents passed away, but that has also not been officially released. outside the home, flowers and a message for shelly. a quiet tribute following a chaotic day. wednesday morning, investigators demanded entry to the home. they searched for clues and
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examining paul tichner's truck. >> police were in communication with us several hours before that. >> reporter: police detectives have been looking for shelly since the day after valentine's day when she was reported missing. the husband said he last saw her two days prior. today, the pier was closed where sunday night fishermen found the torso. tuesday night, more body parts were called. should they have called you sunday night? >> i don't know that. >> we have a very strong feeling that it is, in fact, shelly. >> reporter: understandably, when it comes to a homicide investigation, a strong feeling isn't strong enough. it will likely take dna evidence to make the link.

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